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Dr Laura Davy is a Research Fellow with the Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) and the Crawford School of Public Policy. She has a background in political theory, sociology and social policy research.

Her current research focuses on the implementation and outcomes of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the disability and aged care sectors. She is particularly interested in human rights informed approaches to policy design and implementation and the implications for service users and citizens of the shift towards individualised and market-based social services delivery.


Research interests

Laura’s broad research interests include:

  • Applied social policy research
  • Disability studies
  • Disability and care policy
  • Feminist ethics and political theory


PhD Sociology & Social Policy (University of Sydney), Msc Political Theory (London School of Economics), BA Communications (Hons 1, University of Technology, Sydney)

Expertise Areas

  • Social Policy
  • Political Theory and Political Philosophy
  • Human Rights and Justice Issues
  • Feminist Theory


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